Apr 03

Q1 GOAL REVIEW: How are you doing?



It’s time for our Q1 review of goals we set in January. If you made progress—good job!

If you struggled to keep going, you still have a whole 3 quarters; 9 months; 273 days left in 2017.

If your goals weren’t quite right, now is the time to reassess, revise and recommit.

Here it the progress I’ve made on my writing goals—not to show you how great I am, but to encourage you to keep going on your own goals.

Books I am Working On

I am Rahab (With Faith Like Hers): Goal: release mid 2017.

Progress: A proof is being reviewed by trusted readers for content, theology and scriptural accuracy. Expected release date is the second half of 2017. 


Rebuild Your Tattered Temple: Goal: complete final draft for release mid 2018.

Progress: I continue to read this as a private devotional adding comments as I go. I expect to begin revising Q3 or Q4.


Jesus Wants What? Atop the Mountain Goal: determine traditional or indie publishing of these two books by June but keep writing.

Progress: I continue to tweak these. I need to focus more in Q2.


My Beautiful Feet: Goal: determine traditional or indie by June but keep writing.

Progress: It is still a rough draft but I’m having a blast, seeing what Scripture has to say about shoes and our feet as they relate to “How beautiful are the feet that bring good news of the salvation” (Isaiah 52:7; Romans 10:14-15).


From What if to Whatever: Goal: determine traditional or indie by June but keep writing.

Progress: This book continues to be extremely difficult to write, which indicates the importance to keep writing it. Goal for Q2 is to have the chapter order determined and fleshed out into a first draft.


I am Deborah/I am Hannah (With Faith Like Hers): Goal: to begin first draft of Deborah study.

Progress: I have listed the lessons for Deborah but set the book aside in favor of a study of Hannah. I have 32 lessons for Hannah (too many). Goal for Q2 is to determine the chapters and flesh each chapter into a first draft.

Branding/Website Presence

  • Goal: Settle on new vision statement, mission statement and author tag line to help focus my writing and website. Revamp website to make it more user friendly with things of more value to people and for people to understand who I am more easily. Have an author presence on FB in a more purposeful manner. I now post a question or two with link to weekly post on Monday; meme for inspiration on Fridays.  DONE see post.

  • Offer downloadable books on website quarterly. I wanted the first free book in Q1 to be my study Wielding the Sword. I removed it from Kindle sale, but have had to wait until I fulfilled my 90-day requirement with Amazon. That 90-day period will be ending and the book will become available here at CarolPetersonAuthor.com within the next couple of months.

I am excited to be creating numerous titles that will be available exclusively on this website in the future—as gifts to my faithful subscribers. Stay tuned.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? How are you doing moving toward the goals you set in January? What keeps you going? What roadblocks have you hit? In what way do you need to revise or recommit?


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  1. Nicole Shults

    My husband and I chose two financial goals this year to work on as a couple. We also each set a personal goal as well as a spiritual goal.

    As a couple, we wanted to track all of our expenses by saving receipts for every purchase and tallying everything up at the end of each month. We have been doing great on this goal and it feels good to know exactly where our money is going! Second, we’re working to finish paying off one of our student loans by August. I’m excited to say that we’re down to $1,500 from the original $43,000 two years ago and we’re on track to beat our goal and have it payed off in the next month or two!

    As a personal goal, I wanted to work on getting thank you cards and RSVP’s done in a timely manner. Something I’ve unfortunately not been too stellar at in the past and have been happy with my improvement in this area.

    As my spiritual goal, I wanted to read the bible most days. I love reading to my new son, Kaiden, and it’s been fun to read through the bible together to: “Learn about Jesus!”.

    We tried to keep out goals reasonable and achievable to encourage us to stick with them. We also have our goals written down and stuck to the front of our refrigerator to make sure that we look at them every single day. Although we didn’t end up doing it this year, I think in the future I might have our goals printed from a photo department, framed and hung up to really draw attention to what we are working towards and also to keep us accountable!

    1. carolwritesbooks@gmail.com

      Wow! Those are fabulous goals and it’s awesome to hear you making such good progress. I completely love the idea of framing your goals. I, too often need a visual reminder. Thank you so much for sharing your progress and your ideas on motivation with us!

  2. write my paper cheap

    Well, it wasn’t an easy thing to me. But, at some point I’ve noticed that I have no other chances to stay motivated. And then I’ve managed all the changes I need to.

  3. write my college paper for me

    Well, some of those books are highly interesting for me. I hope that you’ll share something on them.

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